The status update for April 11th, 2020 includes Marin COVID-19 activity, an online community conversation about potential hospital surge, important information for pet owners and a video update from Dr. Jei Africa who is the Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery.
COVID-19 activity in Marin:
|Marin Confirmed Cases:||153|
|Marin Persons Tested:||2,047|
|California Confirmed Cases:||21,448|
Our epidemiology and communicable disease teams have been working diligently to collect and provide additional information about confirmed COVID-19 cases in Marin.
The California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE) is a secure system that the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has implemented for electronic disease reporting and surveillance. Unfortunately, this system is not functioning properly for data exchange, so we did not receive updated data today.
Visit our Surveillance webpage to view interactive graphs for confirmed COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Data analysis is available by age range, gender and geographic region. In addition, you can track the total number of local hospital visits due to respiratory illness -like activity, which provides situational awareness and could be an early indicator of potential hospital surge in Marin.
Online Community Conversation about Potential Hospital Surge
What is hospital surge and what does it mean for our community? More importantly, how is COVID-19 affecting our hospitals now and is Marin County’s medical network prepared for a rapid increase in future coronavirus cases? Join us for an online community conversation as some of Marin’s top experts in public health and emergency planning answer your questions about this important topic.
WHAT: Community Conversation about Potential Hospital Surge in Marin
WHEN: Monday, April 13, 2020 at 6:30 PM
- Supervisor Katie Rice, District 2, President, Marin County Board of Supervisors President
- Lisa Santora, M.D., Deputy Public Health Officer, County of Marin
- Dustin Ballard, M.D., Kaiser Permanente
- Mark Brown, Deputy Fire Chief, Marin County Fire
Please visit our Community Conversation event informational page for details on how to submit questions in advance of the event and how to watch the event online or on local cable television.
Important information for pet owners
Marin Humane is responsible for managing and responding to our community's animal-related needs, especially during disasters and emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. With an estimated 65% of U.S. households owning pets, our companion animals are playing a critical role within the current COVID-19 environment, both physically and emotionally.
While Marin Humane is operating its essential services, the safest place for pets is always in a home. Please see our How to Keep Pets at Home handout and consider sharing with others in our community. For more information, visit Marin Humane or call 415-883-4621.
Video update from the Director of Behavioral Health
Dr. Jei Africa, Marin County’s Director of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, provides information on mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter at home Order.
Where to get the latest information:
Visit the official Marin County Coronavirus webpage (MarinHHS.org/coronavirus) to review answers to frequently asked questions, access guidance for special groups and subscribe for email updates. To view past status updates concerning COVID-19 activity in Marin County, click on the resources tab on the Coronavirus webpage.
Have questions? Individuals can contact Marin Health and Human Services with non-medical questions about the coronavirus by calling (415) 473-7191 (Monday – Friday, 9:30am to 12-noon and 1pm to 5pm).